Engineering Lab Technician

Boulder, Colorado
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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02-Mar-2021 Close All Job SummaryThe Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing (CIEST) at CU Boulder, in affiliation with the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) department, encourages applications for an Engineering Laboratory Technician. Under consideration are applicants from a variety of academic, industry, experimental backgrounds drawing on experience in various engineering, research, construction, and management applications.
A successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team of engineers utilizing the broad testing capabilities of CIEST, which includes the Geotechnical Centrifuge, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Testing Laboratories. Under common management, the Center makes its outstanding testing capabilities and research personnel available to academic, government, and industry users from a wide variety of engineering and earth science fields.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreFounded in 1893, CEAS is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As the University of Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs.
The college’s mission is to generate new knowledge in engineering and related fields and to equip students from a diverse set of backgrounds to become leaders and citizens responsible for the improvement of individuals and society. Our vision is to be a recognized world leader for excellence and innovation in engineering research and education, with an emphasis on inclusive excellence, active learning, and global society.What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Implementation and oversight of laboratory safety procedures and associated training of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Strong professional communication skills for collaborating with external/internal faculty and project sponsors; including preparation of project proposals, experimental cost estimating, and data analysis/visualization/reporting.
  • Oversight of project/laboratory operations, working with students and other staff to complete regular initiatives and support classes, independently and regularly identify/schedule short- and longer-term goals that improve efficiency and quality, in consultation with Center management.
  • Work with staff to design, implement, and improve experimental instrumentation, including electronic and mechanical sensors, data acquisition systems, and electronic control programming.
  • Operation and maintenance of testing equipment, including large capacity loading frames, high-speed servo-controlled actuators, and various capacity centrifuges, and heavy machinery, including overhead crane and forklift.
What You Should KnowThis position is secured for one year with a possible extension based on performance and the availability of funds. What We Can OfferThe anticipated salary range is $55,000 to $70,000 annually.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Ambitious. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.What We RequireBachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Computer Science, Structural, Geotechnical, or other Engineering fields. What You Will Need
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively and professionally with diverse groups of students, researchers, industry representatives, and faculty.
  • Attention to detail, workmanship, quality, efficiency, and safety procedures.
  • Strong organizational tendencies: ranging from staff scheduling/tasking to data interpretation.
  • Creativity and practicality in experimental design, problem-solving, and research initiatives.
  • Self-motivated to identify and address technical and communication challenges as they arise, including a desire for continued learning to support specific projects and for subjects beyond present abilities.
  • Familiarity with and a strong interest in hands-on work, including standard carpentry, machining, mechanic, and electrical/computer tools, and with the environments these tools are typically implemented.
  • Curiosity and interest in engineering problems and associated academic research.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Graduate degree in Structural, Geotechnical, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Computer Science, or other Engineering fields – or – similarly oriented bachelor’s degree with >5 years of professional experience.
  • Experience with programming and operation of servo-controlled hydraulics including high-speed dynamic and/or shake table applications.
  • Instrumentation, electronics, and programming experience with various sensors, data acquisition, and/or signal processing including experiment instrument design and interpretation.
  • Software experience in LabVIEW, MatLAB, MTS suites, Excel, CAD, Solidworks, DIC, etc.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Proof of Degree
  • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree.
  • If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable).
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for one reference who will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses
For first consideration, please apply by Sunday, March 7th.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Brad P. Wham, Ph.D.

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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